India

Total population (in thousands) 1,279,499 (2013)
Population aged 14 years and younger (in thousands) 379,347 (2013)
Out-of-school children 6,401,719 (2013)
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WHY 12.1 MN ‘DIVYAANG’ INDIANS ARE ILLITERATE

At the launch of the government’s Accessible India Campaign in December 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested the term “divyaang” — which translates into “divine body” — for persons with disability, instead of the usual...

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India may finally have a solution to its serious learning deficit problem. Despite primary school enrolments jumping to around 95% today, as one ASER study after another shows, students simply aren’t learning. At an aggregate level, the average Grade 6 student is...

India: Smart Schools Curriculums Must Teach Real-World Skills

The joke that Indians aspire only to become a doctor or an engineer is so old, it is now a reliable cliche stand up comics rely on to get an easy laugh. But, as with most stereotypes, it arises from a collective mentality we all seem to buy into. This is reflected...

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Children living in slums are more exposed to hard facts of life. In absence of proper guidance, they can easily fall for any wrong habits. Addiction to smoking and drinking is one of such obvious threats. Children witness the effects of addiction on people’s health,...

India: When mothers become change makers

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Never Mind China, India Will Be The Next Education Superpower

For some time now, the search for the next education superpower has turned its sights East, but while we have been looking in the right continent, perhaps it is has not been the right place. Far from China or Singapore, let alone Japan or South Korea, from being the...

India: Strengthening skills and education for innovation

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It was a hot summer afternoon in a village in central India. A man lay on a string cot in the shade of a mango tree while his two sons played marbles. We approached him with hesitation. “We are making a village report card of schooling and learning,” we said...
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